Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award

Art flour ground between the ruins of a mill

For Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts it is the first semester ending now that started in a new building Mylly – named after the milling company that operated there in the past. Hanna Johansson, dean of the academy, will give us an insight about the modern space that now…
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Footprints in the snow – a sculptor’s way

Or should I say – a painter’s way? Per William Petersen, who recently won the Ado Vabbe Award, has many paths to choose between. Read more about his working methods and traces he leaves behind!
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RIBOCA3: Exercises in Respect kicks off in July

The third edition of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA3), running from 15 July – 2 October, led by Chief Curator René Block and titled Exercises in Respect, will feature 63 artists in the main exhibition located in Andrejsala. Working alongside René Block, Nico Anklam is acting as…
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The largest Nordic-Baltic art platform NOBA introduces a unique Art Map 

From January, the largest Nordic-Baltic art platform noar.eu changes its brand and website to NOBA.ac to emphasize its focus on the Nordic and Baltic region and mark its role as a multifunctional art centre. In addition, the content of the web platform evolves by introducing an Art Map – a…
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Fotografiska Talllinn starts the year with a vibrant photo exhibition by Hassan Hajjaj

Full of vibrant colours, speed, and rhythmic sway, the Moroccan roots are clearly visible in Hassan Hajjaj's work, mixed with contemporary London. The exhibition "Vogue, the Arab Issue" was created in collaboration between Fotografiska and Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, presenting several of his unique photographic series, often…
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Once Upon Another Time… Visiting 13th Kaunas Biennial

Whether a fan of textile art exhibitions or not by this point most of us have heard about Kaunas Biennial. What started as an exhibition platform to showcase Baltic textile techniques back in 1997, today is one of the largest, longest-lasting, most significant, and most visited contemporary art festivals in…
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Kaunas calling: on its way from temporary to contemporary

In 2022 Kaunas, the second biggest city in Vilnius will be the European Capital of Culture besides Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg. On its way from temporary to contemporary, Kaunas has become the city of contemporary art and welcomes art lovers to exclusive events, exhibitions, installations and performances.
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NBYAA’21 Painting Award. Gazing upon a landscape after a hurricane

Madara Kvēpa, the winner of the Young Painter Award at The Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award (NBYAA) contest, wishes to outbid the classical understanding of painting but at the same time knows the secret ingredient of the medium – its stillness that can be compared to a landscape after…
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Helsinki Biennial shows that art has a big social impact

The first Helsinki Biennial was held on 12.6.–26.9.2021 and it brought 145 000 visitors to Vallisaari island, its budget of 7 million euros covered three years of work and establishing. The initiative came from Helsinki City and Helsinki Art Museum (HAM), which is behind many public space projects and is also responsible…
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NBYAA’21 contest. The roller coaster of emotions

The Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award (NBYAA) contest’s Grand Prix belongs to Sofia Haapamäki this year. Every competition makes participants a bit nervous, but Haapamäki’s winning work itself turned out to be a roller coaster of emotions that rose while trying to answer the questions about identity.
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How to create a succesful NFT collection?

NFT art is surely a buzz of 2021. in an article published in Arterritory Sergej Timofejev interviewed a well-known NFT collector Edgar Aronov to find out what is NFT really about. Who are NFT buyers and collectors, and how many different formats of NFT artworks are there?
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Winners of the Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award announced!

This year, the competition was held already for the sixth time with Sofia Haapamäki winning the Grand Prix, besides the additional prizes and special mentionings. A total of 142 works from 78 authors were submitted to the large-scale competition, which gathers the best works of the graduates of Estonian, Latvian,…
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BEASTS OF THE ANALOG WILD

Benth Zeitlin’s award winning „Beasts of the Southern Wild“ was shot on historical 16 mm film that is considered rather amateur than professional nowadays, but loved for the very same reason, just like 8 mm one still is. Moving image event „Final(e)affect“ seemed to share the same love as its…
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YPP announced this year’s best young painter in the Baltic States

This year's winner of the Young Painter Prize (YPP) competition announced Dominykas Sidorovas as this year's best young painter in the Baltic states. MO Museum, where the winners were announced on 18 November, also offered a special prize – the "MO Award" – which went to Kazimieras Brazdžiūnas. By the…
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